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Grovetown Teen Jailed for Sex Crimes Against 2 Girls


A Grovetown teen has been charged as an adult with nine sex crimes against two underage girls, including allegations he forced one to provide him oral sex at his home, according to a Columbia County indictment.

Leo Tanguay turned 17 on Monday and was immediately moved from a juvenile facility to the Columbia County Detention Center to await trial on nine charges related to sex crimes at his home over the summer when he was 16.

According to the indictment obtained by The Jail Report, one of the victims was as young as 13 when the sexual activity occurred.

Among the accusations:
* Tanguay had sex with the girls multiple times.
* Tanguay forced one of the girls to perform oral sex on him.
* Tanguay had explicit pictures of one of the girls posing naked while showing her genitalia.

Grovetown officials say Tanguay’s home was known to be a hangout location for several juveniles who would come and play Xbox or other activities there. A search warrant obtained by law enforcement led to the discovery of several explicit photos on Tanguay’s cell phone.

An investigation into the sex crimes led authorities to interview at least nine juveniles, according to authorities.

Tanguay is being held without bond on charges of aggravated sodomy by force, aggravated child molestation, four counts of child molestation and three counts of exploitation of a minor.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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